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GOG - 18 - 231 - 2018: Understanding Strongholds (Part 2)

Understanding 


Strongholds Pastor Charles Omofomah

(Part 2)

forth His Word and healed you” (Psalm 107:20), the negative image of what you see with your eyes is what really comes to you. These images stand as oppositions against the will of God. Maybe you have not experienced the power of the Word of God in your life because all the In the previous article, I looked at various deZinitions of stronghold. I also pointed out that strongholds tend to have a very strong hold on the people they have hold over. I explored the truth that a stronghold is synonymous to a castle, thus, a stronghold is visible and can be seen. Also, not all strongholds are caused by demons. I pointed out that strongholds are built in the mind, and that there are two elements of the mind: the memory and the imagination; and the role they play in helping to build strongholds in the arena of the mind.

negativity you have watched stand as oppositions to the will of God. I dare you to try God according to His will, and according to His pattern. God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). I'm not trying to liken God’s power to natural medicine, but when you go to a doctor and he gives you a prescription to take daily, you don't go back and say, “It didn't work.” The prescription of the Word of God you receive, take them, they are life. Saturate your being with the Word of God, so that strongholds will not

In this article, I will be sharing with you other truths about strongholds.

stand as opposition against the will of God for you. The world system is such that it wants to build strongholds in us everyday. That is why you should guard your heart with

Strongholds Can Stand As Opposition To The Will Of God

diligence, for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

1 Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ - who in presence am lowly among you, but being

Strongholds Can Be Pulled Down By Revelation

absent am bold toward you.

Knowledge

2 But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that conZidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as

5 Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts

if we walked according to the Zlesh.

itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought

3 For though we walk in the Zlesh, we do not war according to the Zlesh.

into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against

2 Corinthians 10:5

The key to combating every stronghold is the revelation

the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the

knowledge of God because the knowledge of God is a

obedience of Christ,

strong force. Jesus said, “…I will give you the keys of the

6 And being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is

kingdom of heaven…” (Matthew 16:19). If you want to be

fulZilled.

wealthy, don't start casting out demons, get revelation 2 Corinthians 10:1-6

When strongholds are built or erected, they can stand as oppositions

knowledge on how to be wealthy. If you want to be healed, get revelation knowledge concerning your healing.

and rebels against the Word of God, and consequently against the

Formerly, when symptoms of sickness appeared on my

purpose of God for your life. When you say, for instance: “...by His

body, I would open the Bible in search of healing

stripes I am healed” (1 Peter 2: 24), or when you are told, “He sent

Scriptures. That is not the time to search for healing

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Scriptures. The time to search for healing Scriptures is not

Two Dimensions of Knowledge

when the symptoms of sickness appear on your body, it is

The knowledge of God's Word is in two dimensions. It is

before that time. If you know what the Word says and it is

preventive and curative. If your imagination has developed

settled in your heart, you won't need to go in search of

an argument, you can pull it down by planting, speaking,

healing Scriptures when you see symptoms, you have to do

and acting on the Word of God.

so before symptoms appear. you will say what you have put in your heart.

Every doctor will tell you preventive measures are better than curative measures. You can prevent some things from

Ephesians 6:13-18 talks about the weapons of our warfare.

developing into strongholds in your mind by simply

Of all the things that are enumerated, only the very last

avoiding them. You can avoid them by staying your mind

had to do with prayers. It was when he Zinished

on the Word. If there were already strongholds before you

enumerating the weapons, that Paul

became saved, or even after you

said we should pray with all prayer

became saved, just dwell on the

for all saints (Ephesians 6:18).

parts of the Word of God which talk

Prayer is not one of the weapons.

about who you are in Christ, what

Every weapon mentioned has to do

God has given you in Christ, and

with one aspect of the knowledge

what you can do in Christ. As your

of the Word of God or the other.

mind dwells on those things over

The Word is a powerful force!

and over, something will begin to swell on the inside of you. When

For instance, when Paul speaks of “the breastplate of righteousness,” (Ephesians 6:14) he means

you stay on the Word of God long enough, you will speak what you have meditated upon.

that you’ve got to know about your righteousness. There are times you see symptoms of sickness on your body, you

When you begin to speak God's Word, any stronghold

may not even need to quote the verse, which says, “… By

standing as a rebel or opposition to the will of God will be

His stripes I'm healed” (1 Peter 2:24). All you may say is, “I

quelled because your obedience is fulZilled. 2 Corinthians

am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus” (2 Corinthians

10:6 says, “And being ready to punish all disobedience when

5:21), and as you begin to meditate on the fact of your

your obedience is fulEilled.” Your obedience is fulZilled when

righteousness in God, your healing will manifest.

you begin to act on the Word of God you have heard, meditated upon and has become part and parcel of your

The real armour is not prayer. No matter how much you

life. Your obedience is not complete until you begin to act.

pray, if you don't know about your righteousness, your

It is when you act that you see the manifestation of the

peace and about all the other things enumerated, your

anointing. When your obedience is fulZilled, every other

prayers will be efforts in futility. If the Word seems not to

thing will bow to the obedience of Christ!

be working in your life, it may be because you lack the understanding of what the Word of God says, but if you

This is how you can have victory over strongholds.

meditate on it, and it forms a part and parcel of your thought processes and your imagination, you will come out of any sickness, disease, poverty, lack or any other negative situation.

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Understanding Strongholds (Part Two)  

In the previous article, I looked at various definitions of stronghold. I also pointed out that strongholds tend to have a very strong hold...

Understanding Strongholds (Part Two)  

In the previous article, I looked at various definitions of stronghold. I also pointed out that strongholds tend to have a very strong hold...